|Modified Baseball Game|
State Standard: 1, 2, & 4
|Equipment: 5 Batting Tees, Several Poly-spots, 5 cones, & yarnballs or gator-skin balls.||Grade: 3-5|
|Purpose of Event: Throwing (Frisbee tossing), teamwork, batting skills, & catching|
|Time: 15-20 minutes|
|Organization: Set up 5 multi-colored cones on side of the gym. Spread out the same color of poly spots in a straight line (representing one team). Have one batting tee per team by each cone, along with a bat.
Description: Students will work in groups. Their job is to practice different baseball positions and practice batting off a tee or from a thrown ball. This game is for those teachers who do NOT have field or baseball diamond for activity space. Each student will practice batting, pitching, catching, and fielding. The poly spots represent a different outfield position; such as the outfield, infield, pitcher, and catcher. The batting tee will represent the batter position. When a player hits the ball off of the tee or from a thrown ball they must run to a designated location (in my gym it is the curtain) and back without being tagged by the ball, which represents an out. After this the batter becomes the outfield (stands on a poly spot), and the next person rotates up to the next position in line and the game keeps going until the time is up. Rule: Make sure students are NOT moving out of turn in their positions! Make sure students are NOT throwing the ball at the runners! They must touch them with the ball! You can also remove this option as well.
|Concerns: Move safely around the gym.|
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